The QueDog – Petit Jean Jumbo Grillers Giveaway

The QueDog on @eggsandherbs

July is national hot dog month and it’s time for another yummy hot dog recipe. This hot dog celebrates another delicious summer food…BBQ. Okay, BBQ may not just be a summer food but summer is the time of year that we typically think about having picnics and big outdoor meals. Here in the south that… 

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hawaiian luau crockpot kalua pork

Crockpot Kalua Pork

Kalua Pork (notice that it’s Kalua and not Kahlua!) is a traditional luau treat. Kalua is a Hawaiian term that literally means to cook underground and in a traditional luau a whole pig is wrapped in moist banana leaves and cooked underground in a hot pit or imu for 6-7 hours. Part of the ceremony… 

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tropical hot dog

Pineapples Don’t Grow on Trees – Tropical Hot Dogs {Petit Jean Meats Giveaway}

Nothing speaks more of summer than hot dogs on the grill. Add some tropical fruit and you’ve got a hot dog that’s perfect for any pool party, lake side grill-out, or family barbecue. About 10 years ago I visited the Dole Pineapple Plantation in Hawaii. The thing that surprised me the most was that pineapples… 

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My Wod crossfit app

CrossFit at Home {Fitness Focus}

Fitness is so important but it is also really hard. Some people will tell you that exercise is easy for them and I think they are full of it! I do believe you can grow to love the benefits that come from frequent exercise. The endorphin release following exercise is a wonderful stress reliever but… 

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weight watchers creamed spinach steakhouse

Creamed Spinach

There really is no food that warms my soul quite like a big, juicy, medium-rare steak.  Steak is the one food that I find myself craving over and over again.  Almost as much as I like steak, I like the traditional steakhouse sides like garlicky mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.  Traditional creamed spinach sounds like… 

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DIY Menu Tray

DIY Menu Tray{Guest Blogger}

I am so excited that my super fun and crafty friend Gina is joining me today with her guest post on how to make a DIY Menu Tray. This is so cute an the perfect compliment to my current meal planning series! Thanks, Gina! DIY Menu Tray I am loving Julie’s Menu Planning series here… 

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Meal planning questions

Meal Planning Questions and Resources

Last week I shared with you some of my favorite tips for meal planning.  This week I will answer some reader questions and share with you some of my favorite resources. Your Questions Answered Q: On what day do you meal plan? A: I typically meal plan on Friday or Saturday because I typically grocery… 

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Huevos rancheros

Huevos Rancheros in Tortilla Cups

My mom and dad own a Bed and Breakfast so I am always on the lookout for good breakfast dishes.  My husband also loves breakfast and while we don’t often have time for a hot breakfast during the school year, we typically enjoy breakfast several times each week during the summer.  I try to find… 

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s'mores truffles

S’mores Truffles {Find it, Make it}

I am no baker. Sure I can make a mean chocolate chip cookie following the directions on the back of a yellow bag of chocolate chips but I really am no baker. I don’t like pie and cakes are what they have bakeries for. So, if you follow me “on the line” at all you… 

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A Guide to Easy Meal Planning

As I mentioned last week, I have been meal planning for a few years. Choosing what we were going to eat every evening used to be a chore and a headache. I became frustrated that this task fell solely to me, angry when my husband voiced his displeasure over what I had chosen and disgusted… 

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WeightWatchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook

WeightWatchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook {Cookbook of the Month}

On the first Friday of each month I will share with you a favorite cookbook. On each of the following Fridays I will share a recipe from the current Cookbook of the Month. I hope you enjoy! WeightWatchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook List Price $29.99. Purchased on sale for $12.99. Several months ago I began a… 

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